New Colors

MFT’s Color challenge last week used 4 of their new colors. I have this amazing friend that had purchased the color cubes to see if she liked them, was impressed, so got the regular size ink pads and gave the cubes to me. So, I actually had the colors. Swiped the pads across paper to make it the right colors, with a bit of blending between and I was set.

Sprayed some Perfect Pearls on the base, used their celebrate and heart balloons dies and had a card done fairly quickly. I did adhere a white panel inside, along with a balloon in each color.

This was quick and easy to make a simple card.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today! Now, go do something fun. Or, have fun doing something necessary.

One More

Had time to do one more card that works for both of the MFT challenges this week: sketch and color.

Had a lot of fun doing the background of strips of the correct color of card, then colored using those colors, as well.

I thought about using the full panel for the background, then figured I would show a way to cut it down, so it’s the same size as a small slimline, so perfectly follows the sketch challenge, while still being an A2 sized card. My piece was cut down first to just show a white border around the edges of an A2 card, then I cut it to 3 inches wide. Had fun changing it up.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today! Enjoy the rest of your day.

A Bit of Fun

The challenge for this week was to make a card that shows why you are you, with your favorite color. The answer to that is God is who makes me and gives me purpose, so I went with the purpose He gave me: to encourage others. Added the MFT Color challenge into it, as teal is my favorite color, in it’s many shades.

So, as I usually encourage others with a card and/or a smile, I made a card, with some teal, that hopefully will bring a smile to someone’s face. This adorable set is from MFT and was designed by Birdie Brown. Now why any of the sets Birdie Brown designed would ever be retired is beyond me, as they are timeless, but apparently they retired this one. I used all the colors from the MFT color challenge in it and had some fun coloring, as well. Used alcohol markers on it, as well as pencils on the colored card.

Now, this next card was done for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.

It is a slimline card, which is what their sketch was. This cute stamp set is from MFT, as well. Had fun making both the background and coloring this cute giraffe on a pogo stick. Adding this into the SimonSaysStampBlog Wednesday challenge, as well.

As I’m hosting the challenge next week, I’ll give you a hint that this is one of my examples. Won’t tell you what the challenge entails, however.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today! Go enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank God for the many ways He has blessed you.

Flipped Sketch

I finally got back in the craft room and made this for the current MFT Sketch and Color challenges.

6-25-20 MFT C and S 2

For this I used the following supplies:

  • Background patterned card is DCWV Once Upon A time
  • MFT card is: Lemon Chiffon, Tickled Pink, Ripe Raspberry, Jellybean Green
  • Translucent Vellum
  • MFT Die-Namics: Cheers, Hearts
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive: liquid and vellum (Therm-o-web)


If all goes well, I’ll have some time to work on cards this weekend, too.  Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

Rain Play

It’s always fun to go out and play in the rain.  Okay, I live in the desert, so maybe I enjoy rainy days more than most, as they are rare.  But, I love splashing in puddles and just letting the rain fall on me.

So, here is a card that I made showing that joy in rain.  I used the My Favorite Things sketch challenge, color challenge, and the Double D rain challenge as inspiration.

4-18-20 Rain

For the Double D challenge, you had to have showers and flowers, so in addition to my two orange flowers on the base, I added 3 orange flowers in the shaker with some orange, blue and silver (gray) sequins.

The picture doesn’t show sparkle, but the metal parts of the umbrella and the handle, as well as the bottom of her boots and eyes all have some sparkle.  Also added sparkle to the blue and orange flowers on the bottom.  The picture makes the centers of those flowers look green, but it’s a blue.

I hope this card encourages you.  Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.


I can’t stand to waste and I really liked the front panel I did for Easter card attempt 2, so used what I had cut out of that panel to make another card.  Embossed the cross again, but on that panel, this time.  Did it on white again, too.  Inked another base card with blue, then put it all together.  Yes, I’m putting this in all 3 challenges, again: Mod Squad, MFT sketch and MFT color.

4-5-20 MFT Easter 3

This one makes me happy, too.  It’s a peaceful reminder of the truth of who Jesus is and who I am because of what He did for me.

Thanks for a bit more of your time.

A Second Attempt

Decided to try another Easter card.  It’s my favorite time of the year, as it’s why I have hope, so had to find a good way to share that.

4-5-20 MFT Easter 2

For this one, I used some Distress Oxide inks to blend the front panel and the front of the base card.  Oh, this made me so much happier.  I embossed the cross on the base card, after doing the ink blending, in a copper embossing powder.  The lily needed to stand out, at least the one, so embossed it again on white card.  Cut that one out and popped it up.  Used a Silhouette torn rectangle die on the front panel, so you could see the cross.

This I like.  Sigh of contentment.

Thanks for checking back in with me.  I’ll be adding this to the MFT sketch challenge, color challenge, and the Mod Squad challenge.


I have been planning and trying to do Easter cards.  They are not going well.

This one was an attempt to follow the current MFT Color Challenge, as well as make an Easter card, which works for the Mod Squad spring challenge.

4-5-20 MFT Color Easter

Cut a sunburst stencil using my Silhouette and attempted to blend the light yellow, with the bright pink, like a sunrise.  I’m not too happy with the way it turned out.  Oh well.

I stamped the lamb first, then cut a sticky note for my hill, a mask for the lamb, as well as some clouds.  Laid my stencil over the top and started inking from the center with the yellow, then the pink.  Took the stencil off and did my best to use the blue in between, on all the white areas.  After inking, I pulled off all the masks, then inked my hill.  I wasn’t happy with it, so added some marks with my alcohol markers.  It wasn’t great, so added a bit more of the green with a sponge just lightly dabbing.  It’s better than it was.  Added a bit of very light brownish gray to my lamb and layered the whole panel on a bright pink base.

Not perfect, but you get the idea.  Jesus, the sacrificial lamb for my sins.  So very glad He gave me the opportunity to know Him.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today!


Spring Color Card is having a seasonal challenge this week.  I decided to go with Spring, as I also wanted to do the MFT Color Challenge with this card.  Here’s what I made?

3-24-20 Spring

I used the Beautiful Bloom flower stamp, as well as a stencil from Hero Arts and an embossing folder from Spellbinders.  Used alcohol markers to color the flowers.  The smaller flowers are from a Birdie Brown set that has been discontinued.  It’s sad that they discontinue these adorable sets so quickly, but I’m glad I’ve got many of them, as I can continue to use them.  Used the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer for this one, to add some fun.  Now, I will say, the inside doesn’t slide right until I cut it down a bit.  Not sure if I fold on their score lines wrong, or what, but that’s what I have to do.  Then again, maybe if I use a lighter weight card stock it would work better.  I’ll have to try that.

3-24-20 Spring Up

Used the Picture Perfect set for this cute behind the window image.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

Spring Colors

I did one card for both the current MFT Sketch challenge and the MFT Color challenge.  Definitely had fun with this one.

2-24-20 MFT Sketch and Color

This uses the BB Magical Friends set.  Such a fun set!

You can’t see it, but there is sparkle on the wings of the dragon, as well as the tips of its horns and a bit in the girl’s hair.

Thanks for taking some of your valuable time to check out what I’m up to.